Luckily the guy was fine, or the comments would be very different.
However, he personally shot a friend in the face. I think that qualifies as a little more than a minor slight accident.
When I spill some milk in the kitchen, that is something that qualifies as "the slightest accident".
Okay, so now, remarking on the fact that the VP shot his buddy in the face is obviously a partisan ploy.
Why don't you go shoot a conservative friend of yours in the face and see how slight the issue is.